List of compatible hardware
This is a list of hardware that is compatible with the Solidoodle, so if something breaks, you don't need to resort to the official spare parts. Or you can use this to improve the solidoodle.
- The main electronics board is a saniguinololu. It is available from different sources.
- In principle other electronics can be used. For example:
- Stepper drivers are independent from the mainboard. The original are named Pololu A4988
- Compatible drivers are the SureStepr SD8825 (requiring configuration in the firmware) SureStepr SD8825
 Mechanical parts
- The original hotend connectors are TE Connectivity MTA-100 connectors. The color corresponds to the wire size. Original connector genders are not the same: the thermistor (blue) connector is male, whereas the heater (red) connector is female.
- A heavier connector JST Crimp Connectors
 Movement Parts
- Bushings: they are 8mm Bronze Bushing
- Z Leadscrew:
- Stock leadscrew is an imperial 5/16-18 threaded rod.
- Modifications have been proposed to modify it to a metric rod of different size, or an ACME rod. For example:
 Belts and pulleys
Belts and pulleys used in the X and Y axes are MXL pitch from Stock Drive
 X and Y carriages
- Solidoodle user nlancaster redesigned the X carriage and it is printable:
- Solidoodle user lawsy also made a printable version of both the X and Y carriages:
- Conventional NEMA-17 motors (as used in most RepRaps) are the Y, Z and extruder motors SM42HT33-1334A - http://www.smartautomation.com.cn/ProductShow.asp?ArticleID=497
- Model confirmed to be working: NEMA 17 Stepper Motor 4.5kg*cm from https://store.qu-bd.com
- The X motor is a NEMA-14 SM35HT36-1004A - http://www.smartautomation.com.cn/ProductShow.asp?ArticleID=500
 Extruder body
- A number of printed extruders can be used to replace the current "Jigsaw". For example:
- The tensioner arm bearing is a 625z
- The hobbed pulley feeds the filament into the hot end. Trinity Labs has a 5mm pulley that fits.
The hotend in the older Solidoodle model was a Makergear hotend (1.75mm filament size, 0.35mm nozzle). They changed the design a bit in the future releases, but they should still be compatible
- The J-Head hotend (available from https://www.hotends.com/ or other sources) is compatible with minor modifications, both with the jigsaw and the mk extruders
- Thermistors for the hotends:
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